Monday, July 20, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ (4-5) vs. Alfredo Simon (8-6)
The Detroit Tigers welcome the Seattle Mariners to Comerica Park on Monday. J.A. Happ is the probable starter for the Mariners and he'll face Alfredo Simon of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at +102 and Detroit at -112. The over/under was set at 8. The Mariners have a 38-50 over/under record and a 36-56 run line mark, meaning they cover 39% of the time. The Tigers are 43-48 against the run line and have a 52-37 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Mariners show up with a 42-50 record, including 22-23 on the road. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ holds a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 4.14 and a WHIP of 1.38. He's pitched 95.2 innings thus far while surrendering 107 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mariners are 7-10. The Mariners are also 10-7 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 256 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 247 and walked 103 batters this season while opposing teams hit .247 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.45 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.83 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.82, they are 16th in the league.
Seattle is batting .235 as a team, which is good for 29th in the league and hitting .222 away from home. The Mariners hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295 which is good for 29th in baseball. With 102 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 7.89.
Detroit is 23-25 at home while holding a 45-46 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.53, Alfredo Simon will come into this game holding a 8-6 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He's pitched 99.1 innings thus far while surrendering 112 hits over that time in which the Tigers are 9-8. The Tigers are also 10-6 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. The Tigers bullpen has struck out 218 batters and walked 99 this season while opposing teams have hit .266 against them. Detroit has a team average of 9.19 hits per game and are averaging 7.03 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.28, they are 27th in the league.
They are batting .278 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .286 at home. The Tigers hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335 which is good for 1st in baseball. With 103 hits, Yoenis Cespedes leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.68.
Seattle has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 46 errors with 937 assists and 2,452 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Tigers have accumlated 47 errors while having 887 assists and 2,428 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 38-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 36-56 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 52-37 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 43-48 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
07/18/15 1B Marc Krauss Personal is on the paternity list07/04/15 1B Miguel Cabrera Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/3)05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers
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